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Part of the Dixon Avenue Basement Jams takeover
Glaswegian label Dixon Avenue Basement Jams’ label aesthetic is described as ‘real rockin’ raw shit from the street for the clubs’. Through the imprint’s half a decade lifespan (yup, 2012 was five years ago), they have become synonymous with abrasive, rough-round-the-edges house music guaranteed to get the tamest dancefloor looking like five minutes before Saturday night closing in Glasgow. Releasing early work from now huge names such as Denis Sulta and Marquis Hawkes, the label owners Dan Lurinsky and Kenny Grieve have shown a key ear for what makes a club tick.
DJs for years in their own right before forming DABJ, for their Tracks Of The Day takeover they decided to show us some of their favourite music from the imprint Pro-jex, a label they see as being formative in shaping the paths they took, alongside releasing some brilliant music. Kindly, the guys provided a summary for us about why they think the label was so good to accompany the tracks:
“We’ve decided to go with UK record label Pro-jex as our theme for the takeover. Not because it’s a seminal label or holds massive importance in the evolution of electronic music or even that it was home to this legend or that legend (even though it was), but plain and simply because it was fucking banging and we loved it.
“Pro-jex was run by Drum Club top boy Charlie Hall from around 1997 to roughly 2005 (we think). It was home to people like DJ Rush, Frankie Bones, DJ Deeon, Justin Berkovi and Wyndell Long, and was a no nonsense ghetto / jackin’ techno doof-doof-doof fest – proper dancefloor tracks to jerk the head off your shoulders.
“Back around 2000-2001 we were running a party called MONOX. Dan was heading the main techno room playing stuff from Magnetic North, PCP and Djax up beats and Kenny running Room 2 (aka The Smut Hut) spinning tunes from 20/20, Stickman and second wave Chicago labels like Relief and Classic. Therefore, Pro-jex was the perfect meeting point for what we were both into, and was probably an important catalyst for what we eventually wanted DABJ to sound like. It even spawned a break away ghetto-tech/booty night in Glasgow called BUTTOX which wasn’t much of a success, but still we like to tell ourselves we were ahead of our time. Anyway, here’s a selection of why we think Pro-Jex was important enough for us to use as our takeover theme, hope you enjoy.”
DABJ play fabric’s Forms on Friday 09 March where we’ll be providing earplugs with our All Ears campaign. Get yours here.